Welcome.
The Southland Branch was the founding branch of the NZDA. We have over  350 members and meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8pm (excluding December & January. )

 

You can also follow us on    https://www.facebook.com/southlandnzda/   

 

 

2019 Scenic

 

 (Photo  Doug Gordon, winner 2019 photo competition - Scenic)

 

 

Branch members help build new Hunters Hut at Murray River on Stewart Island.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Stewart-Island-introduces-hunter-huts/tabid/423/articleID/335171/Default.aspx

 

 

 

STEWART ISLAND HUNTER REPORTS.

If you have been directed to this page to complete a report on your hunting trip to Stewart Island please follow this link:-    http://www.southlanddeerstalkers.org.nz/hunter-returns/

 

 

 

 

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LATEST NEWS FROM OUR RAT TRAPPING PROGRAM FOR 2018

 

 

Updated February 2019

 

 Since 2006 members have been undertaking a rat control program at Mason Bay Stewart Island.  Between September - Dec 2018  6 parties involving 22 hunters spent  significant time checking 309 traps over 14 km of lines.  Each trap is cleared and reset at least twice.   Following on from a low catch year in 2017 for the 2018 year 280 rats were trapped by our teams. Six wild cats were also killed.  2019 is expected to be a heavy mast year so the next season will probably be busy.  

For the report on the 2018 year.    

 

 

 

The good news is that Hunting & Fishing Invercargill store have undertaken to provide  us generous sponsorship which will mean that this program will continue into the future.  Big thanks to Gerald and Mike.

 

 

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WAPITI  IN FIORDLAND  (Photo Roy Sloan)